College Basketball Power Index

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The College Basketball Power Index (BPI) is a measure of team strength that is meant to be the best predictor of performance going forward. BPI represents how many points above or below average a team is. Strength of Record (SOR) is a measure of team accomplishment based on how difficult a team's W-L record is to achieve. Game predictions account for opponent strength, pace of play, site, travel distance, day's rest and altitude, and are used to simulate the season 10,000 times to produce season projections. Numbers update daily.

SOR Leader
Michigan State
17-2
Most Quality Wins
Kansas
16-3
SOS Leader
Kansas
16-3
Non-Conf SOS Leader
Texas Southern
8-10
RKTEAMCONFW-LSOR RKSeedSOR S-CurveQual W-LSOS RKNon-Conf SOS RK
1New Mexico StateNMSUWAC15-470--830-2265277
2Utah ValleyUVUWAC13-7114--1230-1153138
3CSU BakersfieldCSBWAC13-612315600-2207168
4Grand CanyonGCUWAC12-7127--1350-2165107
5SeattleSEAWAC12-8205--2070-0338350
6California BaptistCBUWAC10-7210----0-1345333
7UT Rio Grande ValleyRIOWAC10-11212--2120-3173159
8UMKCUMKCWAC7-12252--2510-211183
9Chicago StateCHICWAC3-16335--3330-29174

Glossary

  • SOR RK: Rank of Strength of Record (SOR) among all Division I teams. SOR reflects the chance a typical 25th ranked team would have team's record or better, given the schedule on a 0 to 100 scale, where 100 is best.
  • Seed: Seed in the NCAA Tournament.
  • SOR S-Curve: A team's spot on the NCAA Tournament S-Curve based on current SOR.
  • Qual W-L: Number of wins and losses against current top 50 BPI teams.
  • SOS RK: Strength of Schedule (SOS) rank among all Division I teams based on how a typical 25th ranked team would do against each team's schedule to date. SOS accounts for the game location, day's rest, travel distance, and high altitude in addition to opponent strength.
  • Non-Conf SOS RK: SOS rank for non-conference games to date among all Division I teams.

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